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radiation survey meter

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004028
Description
Radiation survey meter which consists of a box-like central piece with a handle underneath and a cylindrical metal tube coming out horizontally from it; the tube is hollow and covered with clear plastic at the end; top of the box has two black plastic knobs which turn on the meter and set the level…
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Accession Number
995004028
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiation Monitoring -- instrumentation
MM= Radiotherapy -- instrumentation
Description
Radiation survey meter which consists of a box-like central piece with a handle underneath and a cylindrical metal tube coming out horizontally from it; the tube is hollow and covered with clear plastic at the end; top of the box has two black plastic knobs which turn on the meter and set the level; the front of the box has a dial in MR/HR.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Victoreen Instrument Co.
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
1950's -1970's
Material
metal: grey
plastic: black; clear
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's label reads, "Model 740 Serial 348 The Victoreen Instrument Co. Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-11
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.8 cm. x Width: 21.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The meter was dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.
Research Facts
In working condition; would likely have been used to measure radioactive emissions from something, to check for contamination or to check for leaks in x-ray equipment
Images
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